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Okuma hires three application engineers

January 13, 2016 – Okuma America added Brad Fitzpatrick, Jeff Hampton, and Lee Johnston to the Application Engineering Department. They are responsible for demos, training, specification reviews, process developments and technical support for Okuma customers and distributors.

Brad Fitzpatrick, Junior Applications Engineer, previously held positions in mechanical assembly, machine run off, options installation, mechanical inspection, and sales and project management. His area of expertise is lathes. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Management from Ohio University and an Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Cincinnati State Technical College.

Jeff Hampton, Applications Engineer, has more than 25 years of experience in the machine tool industry in set-up and operation, CAD/CAM programming, manufacturing and application engineering. Jeff’s focus is on machining centers and their technologies. He obtained his CNC Machinist Journeyman Card from Jackson Community College, Jackson, Michigan.

Lee Johnston, Senior Applications Engineer specializes in 5-axis application. He has several years of CNC machining experience in the automotive industry and has held positions in machine repair, retrofits, design, PLC programming, technical support and technical writing.

“We are excited to have Brad, Jeff and Lee join the Applications Engineering team at Okuma. Their passion, combined experience and superior CNC machine tool skills are an asset to Okuma, our customers and distributors,” says Rod Tojdowski, Senior Manager Application Engineering for Okuma America Corporation.

About Okuma America

Okuma America Corporation is the U.S.-based sales and service affiliate of Okuma Corporation, a world leader in CNC (computer numeric control) machine tools, founded in 1898 in Nagoya, Japan. The company is the industry’s only single-source provider, with the CNC machine, drive, motors, encoders, and spindle all manufactured by Okuma. The company also designs their own CNC controls to integrate seamlessly with each machine tool’s functionality.

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